Windows 10 Install.esd to ISO – Easy Convert With NTlite

NTlite Beta

There is a cool utility to convert Windows 10 install.esd to an ISO image. The main purpose of the tool is however to customize Windows images, removing components from ISOs, driver integration, language packs or apps integration. Few weeks back when I downloaded the Microsoft Windows 10 to my USB stick I did it in […]

VMware App Volumes 2.7 Generally Available


VMware App Volumes continues its progression and development this week. VMware App Volumes 2.7 Generally available. I was nicely surprised last year during VMworld with the demo I’ve seen, but since then the product has kept evolving. At that time the name of the product was Cloud Volumes. Now the version 2.7 of App Volumes […]

WinReducer for W8.x, W10 can customize Windows ISO

Winreducer - load the WIndows 8.1 iso

If you know Nlite (now supports W8 and W10 preview too) you probably like customizing Windows ISOs. There has always been an alternative called WinReducer that I blogged about in the past. The good news is that this free software got an update recently and is able to support W7 up to W10 (preview). WinReducer for W8.x, […]

VMware Horizon View 6.1 Released


VMware Horizon Suite getting updated with new release of VMware Horizon View 6.1. The Horizon 6.0 release which I covered in details here brought major enhancements in the architecture (cloud pods) and brings new RDS hosted desktops and application catalog. Also VMware VSAN support in the 6.1 brings new dimension into VDI as it’s possible to double […]

VMware Virtual SAN Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Reference Manual

VMware Virtual SAN Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Reference Manual

Another must have document if your’re into VSAN. Again, this document called VMware Virtual SAN Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Reference Manual, which is written by Cormac Hogan (VMware) but this time it does not has 80 pages, but 295! It’s not a simple PFD but rather a book which you can download for free. It’s very […]

Atlantis USX 2.2 Released Bringing New Hyper-Converged Volume Type Support And More

Atlantis USX 2.2 Hyper-converged volume

Atlantis USX has an update – Atlantis USX 2.2. I must say that I’m quite “hooked” with their technology since I met them during VMworld Barcelona where they won a gold medal in the storage category. Atlantis has more aces in their sleeves which will make more sense when vSphere 6.0 will be GA – vVOLs […]

CloudVolumes, Just-in-Times-Desktops and Some Secret Sauce in Between

Cloudvolumes - Assigned of Applications, not installation

I went to see Garry Owen during VMworld Barcelona 2014. Garry who is a EMEA Senior Product Marketing Manager, based at Frimley, to ask him about the latest and hottest VMware technology in the End User Computing (EUC). We were talking about CloudVolumes, Just-in-Times-Desktops, forking and some secred sauce in between all this. He showed me […]

Windows 10 Tech preview Installation in VMware Workstation 11 Tech Preview

Install Windows 10 in VMware Workstation

Windows 10 Tech Preview can easily be installed in VMware Workstation 11 Tech preview. Even if the latest version of Microsoft’s OS isn’t on the list of supported OS, according to VMware Workstation blog, the Windows kernel don’t differ much from Windows 8.x one. The installation including installation of VMware tools is without a problem. […]